That YouTube clip isn't the only place that says or implies the story played out as we're describing. They even talked about this on PTI, and neither Tony nor Wilbon said anything else beyond what we're discussing here. It seems pretty reasonable to assume that had there been an earlier incident worth noting, they would have during their discussion of it on the show, but they didn't. They made it sound pretty clear that this was all about the Cavs being up big, LeBron starts doing a jig while the game is still going, and Noah gets on him about it.
It's reasonable to assume there's nothing else to it given how it's being reported and discussed in the media.
Is your theory possible? Sure it is. But considering no one that I'm aware of in the press has said a peep to suggest there was something else first, while not eliminating your theory, it's more reasonable to take it at face value than insisting otherwise to the point where one does what you've been doing in this thread.
If they'd left it there, I wouldn't care. I'm not bothered in the least by any team dancing pre-game. Inconsequential in and of itself.As far as the 2nd part of what I quoted here, if you watched the video, Lebron was dancing before the game even started. The entire team was. They were acting that way coming out from the locker room. So if you're excusing Bird by saying "well he did it before the game, and then backed it up" .... then I believe that applies here as well. Did you see what the entire team was doing on their way out to the court?
The Colts used to dance on the field before kicking off too. I haven't seen calling for them being unsportsmanlike either.
Weren't those post-game and in celebration of winning the title? If you can't dance then, when can you?Also, last time I checked, if I'm not mistaken wasn't it old Joakim Noah that danced his way through the Final Four just a couple of years ago? Hmph.
Maybe he doesn't intend to look bad, but intentionally or unintentionally some of his actions do make him look bad. If he doesn't take himself seriously, fine, but that doesn't mean he can't still screw up sometimes.Anyway, I'm going to attach this video to show exactly how not serious this Cavs team takes themselves.
I don't buy it that he's always not taking himself seriously because he seemed serious to me when he punked the Magic at the end of the ECF.